No Armenians among victims of Istanbul airport attack

No Armenians among victims of Istanbul airport attack

PanARMENIAN.Net - Preliminary data suggest no Armenians were among those killed in a gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, June 29.

The attack killed 36 people and injured more than 140, officials say.

Three attackers opened fire near an entry point to the terminal late on Tuesday, and blew themselves up after police fired at them, officials say.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack.

Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists.

Tuesday's attack looked like a major co-ordinated assault.

There are X-ray scanners at the entrance to the terminal but security checks for cars are limited.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against militant groups.

"The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world," he said.

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